Henkel acquires 3D printing and industrial inkjet companies in the US
Henkel announced the acquisition of Molecule Corp., a privately owned technology-driven company that focuses on product innovation in additive manufacturing.
Molecule Corp. provides advanced solutions for 3D printing applications – including medical equipment, aerospace, automotive and consumer products – as well as industrial inkjet materials that affect a wide variety of markets. The US-based company is headquartered in Concord (California) in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Philipp Loosen, Head of 3D Printing at Henkel, said:
“Molecule Corp. and Henkel are well suited. Molecule’s powerful 3D printing and inkjet resin technology and digital development capabilities complement and enhance our portfolio of materials and provide a comprehensive custom additive manufacturing solution based on our approach. Program.”
Michael Todd, Head of Adhesive Technology Innovation at Henkel, added:
“Molecule’s Technology and Engineering Center in California has also expanded our global 3D printing range. We now offer 3D printing support to customers in all major regions of the world.”
Ken Kisner, founder and president of Molecule, completed:
“We are delighted to join Henkel. Henkel’s customer-focused approach and our comprehensive product portfolio will help key industries accelerate innovation and move 3D printing from prototyping to digital manufacturing.”
The acquisition is in line with Henkel’s strategy to strengthen its portfolio through targeted acquisitions. It complements and enhances Henkel’s additive manufacturing and 3D printing technology portfolio of durable and functional components. It also enhances Henkel’s ability to invent and develop new materials or material components and facilitates industrial inkjet applications.
The parties agree not to disclose any financial details of the transaction.